IDF 'Maglan' Recon Unit Operating in Urban Gaza

This IDF-provided footage shows the Maglan commando brigade's day and night activities in Gaza. The Maglan brigade is officially a "Sayeret" (reconnaissance) unit, but it performs a blend of special operations activities and is considered one of the most demanding units in the IDF, with an 18 month training pipeline and 2/3 washout rate. In a recurring tactic in this video, the soldiers fire into spaces before occupying them, blending CQB with recon-by-fire.


That is, with the exception of a soldier with a recoilless rifle at 0:53 who has elected to forego room clearing by removing the rooms.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 7 months ago

This IDF-provided footage shows the Maglan commando brigade's day and night activities in Gaza. The Maglan brigade is officially a "Sayeret" (reconnaissance) unit, but it performs a blend of special operations activities and is considered one of the most demanding units in the IDF, with an 18 month training pipeline and 2/3 washout rate. In a recurring tactic in this video, the soldiers fire into spaces before occupying them, blending CQB with recon-by-fire.


That is, with the exception of a soldier with a recoilless rifle at 0:53 who has elected to forego room clearing by removing the rooms.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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